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Earth Day 2013 in Libby, Montana: Greening 12 Years After Dallas (PRWEB) April 28, 2013 Riverfront Park near Libby, after nearly $500 million spent over
Environmental disasters impact individuals and communities; they also affect how family members communicate with each other, sometimes in surprising ways.
Sen. Baucus’ advocacy for asbestos victims merits special praise, says attorney Joseph W.
MISSOULA, Mont., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The town of Libby, Montana, will 'GET BLUE' this Friday 24th September, going to extraordinary lengths for prostate cancer awareness and fundraising campaign Blue September.
Over nearly a century, thousands of residents and workers in Libby, MT, have been exposed to asbestos-contaminated vermiculite ore, leading to markedly higher rates of lung disease and autoimmune disorders, and causing to Libby in 2002 to be added to the federal Environmental Protection Agency's "National Priorities List."
Libby Creek Ventures (LCV), based in Spirit Lake,
Vermiculite is a natural mineral which expands with the application of heat. It is formed by hydration of certain basaltic minerals, and is often found in association with asbestos. Mining operations in Libby, Montana were closed in 1990 in response to asbestos contamination. Expanded vermiculite is used as a soil conditioner, as loose-fill insulating and packing material, as an insulating filler for plaster and concrete compounds, and as a carrier for dry handling and slow release of...